MP in court for forgery
Written By:Dzuya Walter , Posted: Tue, May 13, 2008
Naivasha MP John Mututho appeared in court Tuesday for the hearing of a case in which he is charged with forging documents seven years ago.
Mututho was charged with forging a receipt to facilitate the payment of import duty and value added tax amounting to over five million shillings on behalf of Kenyatta National Hospital.
It is claimed he presented the receipt to Daniel Igoro Methu purporting it to be validly and genuinely issued by the Kenya Revenue Authority for payment.
18 witnesses are expected to testify in the case between August 5 and 7. Mututho is also facing eight other counts of forgery.
Meanwhile the election petition for the Makadara constituency continued with Justice Roselyn Wendo ordering the ECK and the Makadara Returning Officers to appear in court Wednesday for the verification of 175 ballot boxes.
Lawyer Amollo Otiende representing the petitioner Reuben Ndolo had earlier asked the court to have the 175 ballot boxes opened and the documents in them recorded in the presence of everyone who will be in the court.
Kioko Kilukumi representing the MP Dick Wathika did not object to Otiende’s application.
Elsewhere Nicholas Morara Asuga was before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Gilbert Mutembei charged with stealing over 2 million shillings.
Asuga who was an employee of Kenya Revenue Authority also faces other counts of making false documents to facilitate stealing the money amounting to 2.4 million shillings.
He is alleged to have committed the offences between 9th May and June 11 2007 at Domestic Taxes Department Offices at the KRA headquarters in Times Tower, Nairobi.